Choosing a lube is like choosing a bar
of chocolate: you know you definitely want
dammit all the options look so good it's impossible to decide on just
one. Sliquid lube is exactly like this, because there are so many
different varieties, all of which look equally excellent. But don't
panic – I am here to talk you through some of the options, so you
can make sure you get the right one for you.
Before we get into the sticky stuff, a very brief overview of lube. There are lots of misconceptions about lube – that you only need it for anal, or that anything will do in a pinch – and so to counteract them I have come up with... drum roll
The 4 Lube Commandments:
- Always have a bottle of lube on standby – you never know when a long session or an exciting idea might require some.
- Know what your lube is made of – not just for your own health and that of your partner (some people are sensitive to certain lube additives) but also for sex toy safety. Water-based lube is fine to use with toys, but silicone lube is a no-no if your toys are also made of silicone. Oil-based lube is lovely for massage, but should never be used in conjunction with latex condoms.
- Love your lube – I used to think that if I 'needed' lube to make me wetter then I had somehow failed my partner. This is total rubbish: lube isn't just necessary sometimes, it's also a fun addition to a great shag.
- Don't be afraid to experiment – there's a reason companies like Sliquid make a wide range of lubricants: not all lubes work the same for everyone, and besides it's incredibly fun trying out all the different kinds.
Sliquid lube – what's so awesome about it?
OK, let's start with the fact that Sliquid – unlike some other lubes – is free from glycerin and parabens.
Glycerin is a sugar derivative. While this might sound tasty, it's actually not a great thing to have near your junk, as it can make you more susceptible to UTIs or yeast infections. Not everyone will have the same reaction to glycerin, but it's one of those 'better safe than sorry' situations.
Parabens are a common preservative – they're often used in food products as well as many other lubes on the market. Sliquid is paraben-free, though, and here's why:
“Recently, due to new studies on the effects of parabens in the human body, several countries in the EU have banned the use of parabens in consumer products. These studies have shown that many women who have developed breast cancer have a high level of parabens in their bodies. While the studies have not proven conclusively whether or not the parabens are a cause or a result of the cancer, Sliquid agree with the EU and believe in the mantra of “better safe than sorry.””
A sentiment I can entirely get behind. You want to be able to enjoy your shag without worrying about the potential consequences to your health!
If you are still not convinced, here are even more reasons why you should choose Sliquid!
Sliquid products are free of DEA, gluten, glycerine, glycerol, parabens, PEG, propylene glycol, sorbitol & sulphates… and even better they’re 100% Vegan friendly!
Every product they formulate, whether it be personal lubricant, intimate moisturizer or bath and body products, will always use the highest quality ingredients, these ingredients are chosen based on the latest and most up to date research. That means Sliquid makes the cleanest, safest, simplest intimate products that you can find.
Simple. Safe. Sexy. That’s Sliquid!
So dig out your current lubricant and check the ingredients and see how it measures up against Sliquid.
Which kind of Sliquid lube is best for me?
Down to brass tacks: the best kind of lube is going to depend not just on your preferences but also on what you're using it for.
Best Sliquid lube to use with sex toys or condoms
My personal favourite is Sliquid naturals H2O – it's a water-based lube which means it's compatible with all of your sex toys, and it's also safe to use with condoms (and latex gloves, and other latex things you might be playing with). It's a simple formula, has a nice smooth texture, and it's entirely unflavoured and unscented.
Best Sliquid lube for anal sex
You can use the H2O for anal sex as well as other fun sexy things, but personally when I'm getting into anal I want a lube that's a little thicker. Sliquid Organics Thick is great for anal sex, and Sliquid Naturals Sassy is also thicker than H2O – it's specifically formulated for anal. Like H2O, these are also both glycerin-free, paraben-free, and 100% vegan.
Best Sliquid lube for dry skin
Lots of people get vaginal dryness - it can sometimes happen during or after the menopause, or you might just have more sensitive skin down there. For that reason, there are personal lubricants that don't just aim to get you slippery for shagging, they also hydrate your skin too – acting as a personal moisturiser as well as a sexy product. Sliquid Satin is designed to do just this – it has seaweed extracts (carrageen) and aloe to keep your skin moist and super-soft. Alternatively, Sliquid Oceanics (with lots of carrageen and also seaweed extracts) also uses natural plant extracts to keep your skin moist.
Best Sliquid lube for a long session
If you're going to be at it from dawn until dusk, or if you host lots of sex parties where you need serious stamina (a girl can dream, right?) then a silicone-based lube might be your best bet. Silicone lube lasts longer than water-based, so Sliquid Silver is the one to get here. Don't forget, though: silicone lube shouldn't be used in combination with your silicone toys, so ideally you want to have some Sliquid H2O in your bedside drawer too, or a hybrid lube like Sliquid Silk .
Best Sliquid lube for delicious oral
If you want a bit of added flavour with your frotting, there are five different taste sensations available in the Sliquid Naturals Swirl range: Blue Raspberry, Cherry Vanilla, Green Apple, Pink Lemonade, Strawberry Pomegranate. Buy one of each and see if your partner can guess the flavour you're using at the time!
Experiment with your favourite Sliquid lubes!
If you've got to the end of this and still not decided on your favourite, don't panic: I've mentioned my faves, but there are plenty more Sliquid Lubes to browse and choose from. Pick your favourite two or three then use a nice rainy weekend to test each one out - in all your favourite positions, and with all your favourite toys...